Lesson Plans: Burro's Tortillas (Grade 1)

This unit is based upon the picture book Burro's Tortillas by Terri Fields, a Southwestern adaptation of The Little Red Hen chosen by the Albuquerque teachers for its relevance to their students' cultural experiences.  The unit was created for use with first-grade English language learners. Activities include a lesson on Spanish words that appear in the story, a "realia" walk, interactive readings, and a cooperative paragraph.

Burro's Tortillas Lesson Plan Files

The lesson plan documents are available online below, as well as in a zip file (31.7 MB) for download.

Note: All PowerPoint (PPT) files are also available in PDF format.

Burro's Tortillas Overview

Introduction | Teacher Guide | Student Charts (All lessons)

Introductory Lesson

Lesson 1

Lesson 2




Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Review 1




Review 2

Writing Lesson

Optional Activities





*Due to copyright restrictions, only the first section of the book can be modeled this way.